GettingHired Inc, an online service organization focused on creating employment opportunities for individuals and veterans with disabilities and helping employers find talent, launched its 2nd annual virtual career fair. A company news release notes that more than 900 job seekers were signed up for the event to speak with 23 of the company’s inclusive employer partners.
According to the release, during the 3-hour session, nearly 800 conversations took place between job seekers and GettingHired’s employer partners. These conversations may potentially lead to follow-up interviews and hires for the company’s positions, the release adds.
The virtual career fair provided the company’s employer partners exclusive access to directly connect with job seekers with disabilities, across a variety of industries. Based upon attendance and feedback from both job seekers and employers during the past two fairs, the release notes that GettingHired will continue to offer this service through 2015.
Additionally, on October 1 the company also announced its employer partners’ participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign scheduled each October. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is intended to educate others about disability employment issues and celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
As a nod to this year’s theme, the release says GettingHired will be engaging in a range of activities to educate its employers and job seekers about disability employment issues and the role they play in encouraging a disability-friendly work culture. These activities include the Virtual Career Fair for individuals and veterans with disabilities to “kick off the month,” an educational webinar about job seeker frustrations, and blog articles written to both GettingHired’s employer partners and job seekers.
[Source: GettingHired Inc]